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Saturday, December 11, 2004 Options
Mory Kante / Kora Plus / African Mix

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First hour: Mixed bag of African music

Second hour: Mory Kante interview recorded at WOMEX plus music from his new cd Sabou.

Third hour: "Kora plus": Recordings by musicians who, like Mory Kante, have taken the traditional harp-lute of the West African griot into new ensemble contexts.

An alumnus of the legendary Super Rail Band of Bamako, Mali (where he replaced Salif Keita as vocalist), Guinean-born Mory Kante was one of the first artists to successfully fuse African roots music and dancefloor beats: His "Yeke Yeke" was a global hit in the eighties. The song still has legs; it was recently featured in Leonardo DiCaprio's film The Beach.

Though he's famous for electrifying roots music, Kante's latest CD Sabou (Riverboat Records / World Music Network) is all-acoustic. He'll give us the story behind the songs and tell us why he pulled the plug.

Mory Kante will make peform in New York (for the first time in over a decade) on Friday January 7 at SOB's, 204 Varick Street and Saturday January 8 as part of Globalfest, a star-studded one-night world music festival at Joe's Pub and the Public Theatre, 425 Lafayette Street.

Mory Kante's bio, discography etc: http://www.morykante.com.

More info on his latest cd Sabou via World Music Network: http://www.worldmusic.net/home/features/mory.html.

Rob’s interview with Mory Kante was recorded at the WOMEX world music expo in Essen, Germany on October 28, 2004.

This Week's Playlist:

(* = new, *** = special)

Mory Kante: N'Diarabi Options / N'Diarabi / Celluloid (0:00:00 )

Madagascar Slim: Zanahary Options / Various Artists: African Guitar Summit / CBC Global Village / * (0:12:47 )

Donne Robert: Malembo Options / Various Artists: African Guitar Summit / CBC Global Village / * (0:13:08 )

Orchestra Makassy: Kufulusika Sio Kilema Options / Legends of East Africa / Arcmusic / * (0:20:28 )
New reissue - original 1982 Virgin LP was entitled Agwaya

Souzy Kasseya: Uta Ndima Tony Options / 12" Single / Earthworks (0:26:16 )

Samputu: Tuzagera Options / Testimony from Rwanda / Multicultural Media / * (0:25:56 )

Habib Koite: Nanale Options / Foly! / World Village (0:42:01 )

Sudesh Bhosle and Kavita Krishnamurty: Jooma Chumma De De Options / HUM (Soundtrack) / HMV (0:49:59 )
Bollywood film song credited to the famous songwriting duo Laxmikant Pyarelal - the lyrics are original but the music is taken from Mory Kante's "Tama"!

Mory Kante: Tama Options / Tama / Barclay (1:00:45 )
CD-EP

 
Interview with Mory Kante: (Listen to this set: )

Mory Kante: (1:00:59 )
Interview section begins

Mory Kante: Nafiya Options / Sabou / Riverboat (1:05:25 )

Mory Kante: Diananko Options / Sabou / Riverboat (1:14:28 )

Mory Kante: Sabou Options / Sabou / Riverboat (1:23:09 )

Mory Kante: Yeke Yeke Options / 12" Single / Polydor (1:29:59 )
French Edit

Mory Kante: La Tension Options / Nongo Village / Barclay (1:37:11 )

Mory Kante: Djou Options / Sabou / Riverboat (1:43:26 )

Mory Kante: Mama Options / Sabou / Riverboat (1:51:22 )

Mory Kante: Biriya Options / Sabou / Riverboat (1:57:56 )

N'faly Kouyate: Korokan Options / Kora Grooves from West Africa / Arcmusic / * (2:12:05 )

Dembo Konte, Kausu Kuyate and the Jali Roll Orchestra: Mariama Diallo Options / Jali Roll / Rogue (2:12:43 )

Djeli Moussa Diawara: Salsa-Cora Options / Sobindo / Celluloid (2:17:11 )
A brother of Mory Kante

Myryam's Quintette: Solo Quintette Options / Various Artists: Discotheque 71 / Syllart (2:27:24 )
Myriam Makeba's backing band

Ketama, Toumani Diabate and Danny Thompson: Africa Options / Songhai / Hannibal (2:29:47 )

Ravi: Amazon Journey Part 1 Options / The Afro Brazilian Project / Arcmusic (2:39:05 )
Vocals by Marlui Miranda

Mandingo Griot Society: One Man Dancing Options / Mighty Rhythm / Flying Fish (2:39:33 )

Pa Bobo Jobarteh: Pa Bobo Naata Options / Kaira Naata / WOMAD (2:47:36 )

Ketama, Toumani Diabate and Danny Thompson: Jarabi Options / Songhai / Hannibal
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